Arthur Erickson & Japan Poster


Love this poster for an event called Arthur Erickson & Japan that focuses on modernist architect Arthur Erickson’s journey to Japan in 1961. Not sure who designed it but the big bold type, white text on black, two-column grid and the uneven horizontal strips of color make for a beautiful design.        

6 Comments on "Arthur Erickson & Japan Poster"

  • iancu says

    I think Futura Ultra Bold would’ve been a better choice, all caps or not — Japanese have a ‘sweet tooth’ for it, from logos to posters or to magazines 🙂 Helvetica could’ve been the second typeface, for subtitles and body text, it works great with Futura, just as Univers does.

    Btw, nice touch with the anti-spam words — I got Brockmann 🙂

  • Very happy to see this on your site! Cheers Gavin

  • I like to see Helvetica in the poster, I would just prefer fewer points sizes… Vignelli’s style.

  • Also want to note that Helvetica was Erickson’s favourite typeface. I had the privilege of taking him out for dinner a few months before he passed. The use of Helvetica on this poster was a small tribute the man.

  • Gavin, thanks for the wonderful info on Erickson. Did you design this poster?

  • It actually looks a lot like Network Osaka’s work.